Rarely would I ever storm a catwalk and hug a designer following a show, especially while he’s taking a bow. And yet that’s exactly what I did.

It was a couple of years ago when a colleague of mine, Vanessa Sonia Lachman, insisted that I attend a fashion show that she had organized for Antonio Chavez. I’d never heard of this designer but I thought, why not.

I really enjoy attending fashion shows, but to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. Just another designer. But once the lights went dim and the catwalk lit up, my jaw dropped. It was the most extraordinary fashion event that I’d ever seen.

    The theme was ancient Egyptian dresses (think Cleopatra/Nefertiti inspired) with a contemporary twist. A 40-piece collection of “Wearable Art Couture.” Different, Creative. Outstanding! Right then I knew that I had to find out more about this imaginative and brilliant designer.

So who is Antonio Chavez and why should Spencer readers get to know him?!

Chavez has made a huge impact on the international fashion scene with his unconventional designs. Having shown at important fashion weeks in Toronto, Montreal, London, Dubai, Madrid, Los Angeles, Miami and Melbourne, he is on an exciting journey of self fulfillment.

Although now highly respected, his beginnings were humble.


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